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Mayo on the New Competitive Balance Lottery

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The lottery will be held on Monday 7/16. I've heard that David Glass and Bud Selig are friends, but are they frozen envelope friends?

Fangraphs: Terry Ryan on Twins Draft, Scouting, Development

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"Just play the game right. Get an out. Make the routine play. First-pitch strikes. Run balls out. Hit the cutoff man. Take the extra base."

Dutton. Dayton. Deadline.

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Dayton says he is not pursuing trades for Francoeur, Broxton, Mijares and Betancourt and is not interested in getting prospects in return if he does deal them. Parse away.

"Congrats to Jeff Francoeur, named #Royals Heart and Hustle Award winner by Major League Baseball...

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"Congrats to Jeff Francoeur, named #Royals Heart and Hustle Award winner by Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association @MLBPAA"

aroundthehornkc, Twitter

Dutton on the Royals' Second Half

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Of note: Odorizzi's endurance could be keeping him in Omaha and Yost reminds us (in case you've booed away your memory) that "It's still a process".

"@Royals_Report: #Royals have C Salvy Perez in lineup for fourth straight game. So much for the...

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"@Royals_Report: #Royals have C Salvy Perez in lineup for fourth straight game. So much for the two-on, one-off plan to ease return on repaired left knee."

Bob Dutton, Kansas City Star, Twitter

Baseball America's Midseason Top 50 Prospects

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3. Wil Myers 29. Jake Odorizzi 46. Bubba Starling

"@Royals_Report: #Royals designate OF MItch Maier for assignment. Recall RHPs Nate Adcock and Louis...

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"@Royals_Report: #Royals designate OF MItch Maier for assignment. Recall RHPs Nate Adcock and Louis Coleman from Class AAA Omaha."

Bob Dutton via Twitter

Ken Rosenthal: Trade Market, GMs

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Rosenthal discusses when teams like the Pirates and Royals should make a big move in-season and lists GMs that might be on the hot seat. Guess who's not mentioned?

The Star's Bob Dutton on the Royals' Rotation

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"First up figures to be lefty Everett Teaford, who is likely to be recalled from Class AAA Omaha in time to start Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against Tampa Bay. Veteran lefty Doug Davis is also under consideration along with two of the organization’s top prospects: right-hander Jake Odorizzi and lefty Mike Montgomery."

"Since last year's ASB, Hochevar has 27 starts, 166.1 IP, 160 H, 52 BB, 136 K, 13 HR, and a 4.33...

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"Since last year's ASB, Hochevar has 27 starts, 166.1 IP, 160 H, 52 BB, 136 K, 13 HR, and a 4.33 ERA. Not bad."

Rany Jazayerli, Twitter

Fangraphs Study on Secondary Pitches and Attrition

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A couple of weeks old, but we're very familiar with attrition right now.

More Rosenthal: Royals, Butler, King Felix

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"The Mariners in recent weeks...asked the Royals about designated hitter Billy Butler...Butler, too, remains relatively untouchable (he's under club-friendly salaries through 2015, and the Royals consider him a core piece)." "Let's go back to the Royals. No, they couldn't afford Hernandez's contract. But could they send back Butler, get cash in the deal and include say, top outfield prospect Wil Myers and/or top pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi? Think the Mariners wouldn't be tempted by such an offer? Think the Royals wouldn't want King Felix through 2014 at say, $12 million to $14 million per season, even for a steep acquisition price?"

Royals Announce Omaha Contract Extension

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Insert "The Royals will give anyone/anything a contract extension" joke here.

Ken Rosenthal on Francoeur and the Royals OF

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"The Royals, by the way, offered Francoeur and Melky Cabrera the same contract last August - two years, $13.5 million. If both players had accepted, the team might not have signed Gordon to a four-year, $37.5 million extension - or at least, not as quickly."

Fangraphs: It's Myers Time

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For once, Fangraphs and the Facebook fans could agree, if only they knew who Wil Myers is.

Two Recent Corner OF Contract Extensions

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  1. Andre Ethier-Age:30, 2007-Present fWAR:15.6
  2. 2013:13.5M,'14:15.5M,'15:18M,'16:18M,'18:17.5M vest.opt.
  3. Alex Gordon-Age:28, 2007-Present fWAR:13.4
  4. 2012: 6M,'13:9M,'14:10M,'15:12.5M,'16:12.5M player opt.
  5. Feel any better?

"Salvy Perez went zero for five with two strikeouts as Omaha's DH. Likely to be a while (two weeks)...

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"Salvy Perez went zero for five with two strikeouts as Omaha's DH. Likely to be a while (two weeks) before he is activated."

Bob Dutton, Kansas City Star, Twitter Perez played 12 games in AAA in 2011 (49 PAs). With 14 PAs in three 2012 games at Omaha, his rehab stint could end up being longer than that.

"Opening Day 2013."

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"Opening Day 2013."

J.J. Picollo, Royals Assistant General Manager-Scouting & Player Development, on when Wil Myers will arrive in the major leagues, 810 AM

Will the Royals Draft for Need?

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"Specifically, they need an advanced college pitcher whose development track to the big leagues can conceivably be measured in months instead of years."

Gordon: Would you?

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"Alex Gordon, OF, Royals - There’s a feeling that Gordon could be had in a deal, but it would take an overwhelming package, one that includes a front-line starting pitcher. There are a lot of teams out there who need outfielders, and Gordon would be high atop anyone’s list."

"@jimcallisBA: Yep. Thinking Zimmer. @dbk301: Have the #Royals taking best college arm available?...

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"@jimcallisBA: Yep. Thinking Zimmer. @dbk301: Have the #Royals taking best college arm available? #mlbdraft"

Jim Callis, Baseball America (via Twitter)

Royals Notes: Perez on Fast Track Back to KC?

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For now,Perez is expected to return to the big leagues within a month. But Yost is hopeful Perez can beat that timetable. "I think he’ll be back before a month," Yost said,"but that’s just me."

Royals Still Confident Young Pitching Prospects Will Break Through

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The Star's Rustin Dodd covers a lot of ground, including injuries/struggles in the high minors, hope in the low minors and the upcoming draft. Two interesting nuggets: -" 'I was told a long time ago as a first-year scout,' Royals general manager Dayton Moore says, 'that there are no bad deliveries. If a guy can repeat his delivery, and throw strikes with the delivery, and he gets guys out — why change it?' " -"The Royals, privately and publicly, say they like the clean slate that a high-school pitcher provides."

Comp Picks for Free Agents Under the New CBA

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MLBTR provides a quick summary of the rules for qualifying offers.

Sickels on Jake Odorizzi

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"Odorizzi reminds observers of a young Greinke with his athleticism, easy delivery, and strike-throwing ability. His stuff isn't as good as Zack's and he doesn't project as the same kind of ace, but Odorizzi has a good shot at developing into a mid-rotation starter."

The Broxton Sweepstakes Begins

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"Teams are looking to see whether the Mets would deal Bobby Parnell and whether the Royals would give up a good arm such as Jonathan Broxton (though they’d have to receive his permission, since he was signed as a free agent and otherwise couldn’t be moved until after June 15)."

For a team that dropped a dozen in a row, the Royals aren’t doing so bad, sporting a 9-17 record....

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For a team that dropped a dozen in a row, the Royals aren’t doing so bad, sporting a 9-17 record. Then again, "for a team that dropped a dozen in a row" is a hell of a qualifier. http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/the-state-of-the-al-central/

BA: DNA and Identity Fraud in Latin America

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I knew there would be math when I started to pay more attention to baseball. Now there's science, genealogy and detective work.

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